Origin of cypripedium
Examples from the Web for cypripedium
The "column" (B) in the cypripedium is very distinctive, and from the front view is very non-committal.
Presently he observed a flower—a Cypripedium; the shape could not be mistaken.
Every evening they brought in a load of orchids more or less valuable, but never Cypripedium Curtisii.
The botanical name of the flower is Cypripedium, taken from Greek words meaning the shoe of Venus.The History of Minnesota and Tales of the Frontier|Charles E. Flandrau
Cypripedium acaule, moccasin-flower; ladies'-slipper; Venus's-slipper, 205.